CRESTVIEW — A commemorative T-shirt from the One Blood organization is available to Northwest Florida residents who donate blood Oct. 19-31 at any donor center or bloodmobile.
To make a donation locally, visit the Crestview donor center at 2400 Ferdon Blvd. S., Suite B, Crestview as follows:
●10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 22, 26, 29
●8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 23, 27, 30
●noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 25
You may also visit these Big Red Bus bloodmobile locations:
●8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28, Baker School, 1369 14th St., Baker
●noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 30, Coldwell Banker, 2514 Ferdon Blvd. S., Crestview
●12:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Hideaway Pizza, 326 Main St. N., Crestview
A One Blood spokesperson said, "This year’s 'Got Blood' T-shirt will no doubt fly off the shelves. It is one of the most highly prized blood donor T-shirts each year, and this year is no exception."
For other locations and hours or to set an appointment, visit oneblooddonor.org or call 1-888-936-6283.
Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org.
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused into a patient within two to three days.